I am born and raised in a small town outside of NYC. I graduated with a bachelor of science from Farmingdale State College and went on to receive a bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from Long Island University. I have also completed a 1,200+ hour Dietetic Internship where I gained experience in all aspects of nutrition and wellness. I am also currently getting my Masters in Dietetics this fall!
I am a self-proclaimed foodie, photographer, and lover of all things health and wellness. I have had a passion for health and wellness for many years and have been on my own journey of healing and wellness. I absolutely love making nutrition fun and easy with delicious recipes and providing useful tips and tricks that anyone can incorporate into their lifestyle. My goal in life is to help and inspire others through food and nutrition so that they can feel their best. I believe in a more holistic way of healing through food.
I love to smile, go on walks with my dog, Pepper and I love to be surrounded by friends and family.
My health and wellness journey started as a little kid. Diet wise, I have been on and through EVERYTHING. I have been on Weight Watchers, South Beach Diet, Lean Cuisine, I’ve had nutritionists, and I have been a member of every gym in a 10-mile radius. I realized I had a food addiction and something needed to change.
After many doctor appointments and the approval for the LapBand surgery, the day came where my family said “what do you want to do about your weight” and I said, “I’m doing it on my own”. From that day on, I have been on my journey (Summer 2013). I joined a new gym, got a personal trainer and started eating clean. A few months into the process, I noticed that I would restrict myself; I was addicted to weighing myself and tracking my food. In the back of my head I knew this could develop into a disorder, but I kept going. I was going to the gym everyday, twice a day, barely eating and pretending to be happy. This exhaustion wasn’t fun anymore. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Mono that I realized I was pushing myself too hard. Doctors orders- “you have to feed your body and rest!”, so I did just that. I realized that I had an issue and I needed to change my unhealthy habits.
After that, I tried eating “healthier” but I still didn’t feel right. I was constantly bloated, always had stomach issues and basically lived in the bathroom. From here I began eliminating foods that didn’t work for me and my body.
From 2017-2018 I felt something was very off. I started school, became very stressed, anxious and depressed. I was gaining weight rapidly, my joints are aching and I was getting migraines (to name a few). In the summer of 2018 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune disease. In very layman’s terms, my thyroid is getting ready to attack itself. I decided that I want to help woman with autoimmune diseases conquer their lives with healthy and healing food and also tips/tricks on how to lead a ‘normal’ life with an autoimmune disease.
I am here to make you laugh and inspire you to make some healthier changes, have more confidence when you cook and stop looking at food as the enemy. I would love to help you on your health journey in any way I can. Feel free to shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), leave a comment on a blog post or book a free 15-minute call with me to work together here.
with love and happiness,